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Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Pickering, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
Bubbly, clear Orange with quickly disappearing foamy off-white head. Earthy Hop aroma. Dry, sweet, clean, crisp taste. Easy drinking but light on taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
341 ml bottle from a trade with jessem. pours clear amber with a small and short white head. english malt nose, quite fruity, light hopping, wonderful. flavour are the same as the aroma with a bitter finish. english pale through and through. perfect palate for the style. a great beer, this will become my new go to local brew. i wish this brewery would bottle more of their stuff. thanks for the bottle jesse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3103) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Has a quickly descending creamy head that leaves a similar lacing. Pale amber color to the body. Nice caramel aroma with floral notes and a lot of malts. Taste is pretty good fruity, slightly sweet... good amount of hops. Pleasant malts. Easy going down and definitely not too thin. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Mainly clear, honeyed amber with very little carbonation. Aroma is wet stones. Very low carbonation but not lifeless. Lemony peppery hop. Very English feel to it. Odd but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1532-20080713] Cask. Soapy floralness and smooth grainy hops aroma. Murky, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity hops flavour has lemon and soapy floral sweetness. Medium body is smooth. Interesting floral fruit.
(@ Victory Cafe; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
dated "30 June" sixer from LCBO. Amber pour light tan head. Excellent very fresh-tasting Pale. Hops are defined and somewhat delicate yet have a decent bitter and citrusy kick. Enough malt body to not be too thin and dry, just enough to make the hops seem ’juicy, multi-dimensional and almost orange-peel citrusy. Malt character is just a hint toffee and cereal. I will buy this brewer’s beers more often for the entirely whole-hop process he employs, to good effect as in this example which seems more ’open’ and layered than 90% of Craft Beers made here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
A gem in Ontario brewing. Appearance is a light amber body with white froth on top. Crystal clear with low-to-medium carbonation. Citrus, a little pine and a good amount of sweetness are all well balanced in the aroma. Flavour has sweet, sweet malts, grapefuit and grains all mixing together, finishing with a great hop kick. Slick mouthfeel perfect for style. Much more of a Wesrt Coast Pale Ale than an English Pale Ale. Super.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
341mL bottle from the Beer Store. Six-pack packaged on April 4th, 2008. Pours orange amber with a fluffy, cream-coloured head. Aroma is of sweet malt and a touch of floral hop. Flavour is of toffee-like caramel malts, a mild, grassy bitterness from the hops, and a full, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Very tasty and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 341ml bottle from the beer store. I was really pleased to see the date of packaging was only a month ago, which for my beer store (Bleams Rd. Kitchener) is practically fresh from the brewery (on some other boxes there’s still some best before dates of 2007). Pours a nice golden amber colour with a rich, off white head (great lace as you drink), and moderate effervescence. Aroma is of nice toffee malts, a little grainy, and defined by decent hop character. Flavour is more of the same with a bit more going on, great refeshing malts accompanied by just the right amount of hop presence. Nice, slightly slick mouth-feel, surprising for something as light and drinkable as this. This is a great summer session brew if you’re looking for something other than a good pilsener. I really wish more beers from this brewery were available in my area!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
yellow amber color, some slight citrus hops not much head good smooth bitter flavor. good session beer. well done Durham


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